Biden stirs debate by saying he’ll prioritize Black, Latino, Asian, Native American and women owned small businesses

In a video posted on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Twitter account, President-Elect Biden says “our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.”

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The reaction was mixed and stirred debate on social media.

Sarah O’Brien replied “as the owner of a small woman owned business, I appreciate that!”

Jeremy Frankel replied “this seems like a blatant violation of the civil rights act, if not the fourteenth amendment.”

Marina Medvin replied “PSA: Discrimination based on race and sex includes white men and remains unlawful under federal law.”

https://twitter.com/MarinaMedvin/status/1348462143411204097?s=20

Another shared this meme.

https://twitter.com/cariebh/status/1348403815679209473?s=20

Katie Daviscourt replied “I’m a women and I don’t want preferential treatment. What about white-male owned businesses who work just as hard as minority owned businesses? You don’t know their financial situations or life background. This is sick!”

https://twitter.com/KatieDaviscourt/status/1348468305976193026?s=20